Two great lessons are included in this Common Core Bundle!
The Opinion Lesson:
Your students will write awesome Common Core Opinion letters with this lesson! The opinion genre is broken down into "kid friendly" language, with a lesson plan, step-by-step guideline for students, student checklist, graphic organizer, and even a sample you can teach from! The first minilesson teaches 3rd graders what opinions are and gives examples of opinion words and statements. The writing sample has a great two-paragraph letter complete with supportive reasons and a good conclusion sentence. You can have dynamic discussions with this lesson and even encourage peer editing, the sharing aloud of ideas, and much more. Most importantly, your students will be able to convey their opinions in their writing!
The lesson plan includes:
-A lesson plan with teacher instructions
-Student Guidelines (with step-by-step instructions)
-A sample opinion letter
-A list of potential topics students may write about
-An extension activity for early finishers, which is a cartoon or illustration showing characters debating or discussing the opinion topic using dialogue bubbles
The Narrative Lesson:
Your students will write awesome narratives with this lesson plan! Vocabulary words such as dialogue, character development, setting and much more are broken down into kid friendly language. Creativity is encouraged while students follow a formula for writing interesting stories. Character conflict and resolution are examined, as students have to create an interesting problem for their main character to solve. The lesson is designed with the new Common Core Standards in mind, but leaves plenty of room for imagination and creativity! There is also an art extension activity for early finishers to give you time to confer with your struggling writers.
Some of the elements included in the development and planning phases of the lesson are:
-Dialogue between characters
-Story events or plot development
-Transition words and phrases for sequence and order of events
-Utilizing specific nouns
-Ending with a concluding sentence
This lesson bundle teaches the following standards:
Please note: I also sell these two lessons by themselves! Please do not purchase this product if you already purchased the 3rd grade Common Core Opinion writing or narrative writing lesson from me, or you will be duplicating your purchase!